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Stratis Group Partners with Escalate Group

We are proud to announce that Stratis Group has officially signed a partnership agreement with Escalate Group, from Florida, U.S.A. For the past few months our team has been working with Escalate Group on designing an exponential growth strategy, and we are finally at a point where we feel confident they are the best fit to lead the efforts that will help Stratis Group achieve its ambitious goals in the short and long term.
To this aim we have formalized a partnership and invited Escalate Group’s Cesar Castro to join Stratis Group’s Advisory Board with the idea of moving to the next stages of the implementation of the growth strategy.
Escalate Group will assist Stratis Group on defining a sound business strategy to create the basis of a solid organization, generate business opportunities, increase the company valuation and eventually attract investors.
By partnering with Escalate Group, Stratis gains reach to a world-class team of executives with deep understanding of different business and technology areas and an impressive network of contacts, including finance, marketing, business development, exponential growth and business strategy.
Lead by Cesar Castro, Escalate Group has put at the disposal of Stratis Group a vast network of experts including:
Kent Langley
Kent is an advisor in the areas of the application of exponential technologies, technology operations, scalable process and FTI member support. A serial entrepreneur for over 20 years, Kent Langley is also an educator, speaker, father and author. His massive transformative purpose is to Apply Technology for Humanity.
Michal Monit (ExO Community)
Michal lives and breathes ideas. He has a background in energy, engineering & research, but he’s now maneuvering at the intersection of design, innovation, data and entrepreneurship, as an ExO Coach and Consultant. Michal lived, worked and studied in Portugal, Iceland, Japan, US, Poland and the UK. He holds a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems, from MIT Portugal, is an alumnus of Singularity University’s GSP’12, and a Fellow of Kairos Society and Thousand Network / Sandbox.
Farnaz Ghadaki (ExO Community)
Farnaz is a strategist and innovator with multi-disciplinary skillsets in a variety of industries including space, telecom, wireless, electronic manufacturing, and real estate development. Her expertise include business development, strategic partnerships, product lifecycle management, project management, solutions marketing, and event management. Farnaz serves as Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, and committee member for several non-profit organizations including a Think Tank Accelerator. She has authored several published papers and been a speaker at various global conferences. Farnaz is an alumnus of Singularity University (GSP13), International Space University (SSP11), and University of Toronto (B.Eng).
Olga Calvache
Olga is Founder and Managing Partner of EscalateGroup. She is an expert on mobile marketing and related technologies, a consultant to content and service providers and independent leader on marketing strategy, online market research and digital marketing. Formerly Olga was Managing Director at FocusMovil, and previously worked in Information Technology Services and Telecommunications. Olga holds an MBA degree in International Business from The University of Dallas, a Master degree in Marketing and a Computer Science degree, both from Universidad EAFIT.
Nayib Kiuhan
Nayib is the CTO of Netbeam and a Senior Consultant at EscalateGroup. Nayib has over 20 years’ experience overseeing Wireless Telecommunication teams on a global basis, with focus in Latin-American with Nokia products, and Nextel International consultant for deployments in Asia and South America. He has always enjoyed new and innovative technologies that solve real world problems. With a dose of curiosity, hard work, and some luck he has been able to identify and then evangelize innovative technologies throughout his career. From the early days in the wireless industry, to Machine-to-Machine, and now the Internet of Things, he has created and led successful technical teams and business development initiatives. Since 2016, Nayib has been interested in blockchain linked with IoT and other fields to resolve problems that other technologies fall short on.

In the words of Chris Trew, CEO and Founder of Stratis Group:
The partnership with Escalate Group has sparked an exponential growth mindset in our organization. The amount and the quality of resources and connections they are making available to Stratis Group is really mind blowing. I have no doubt that with their help we will reach far beyond our wildest expectations in terms of potential growth and increased value for our organization.

Stratis Group Announces First Appointments to Its Advisory Board

Stratis Group has announced the appointment of its first Advisory Board members, a group of industry leaders that will help Stratis shape its strategic vision, achieve exponential growth and tap into market opportunities worldwide.
Stratis Group has initially identified two critical aspects that should allow the organization achieve steady and sustainable growth in the short term, namely:
a) Setup a strong business foundation, with clear strategic vision, a solid business plan and world-class organization to support it.
b) Fast-track onboarding of C#/ .NET developers onto the Stratis Platform and assist in the integration with Microsoft’s tools and services.
To this aim we have extended invitations to Mr. Cesar Castro and Mr. Mahesh Chand, and they have graciously accepted to join Stratis Advisory Board effective immediately. Following the profiles of Stratis Advisory Board first two members:
Cesar Castro: Board Advisor on Exponential Growth
Cesar is a strategic driver of corporate expansion for over 20 years with extensive experience in multiple high-change environments. He has delivered profitable growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value in Mobility, Cloud Solutions, Consumer Electronics and Telecom in Latin America and the US at America Movil, Nokia, and Microsoft. Today through his consulting firm, EscalateGroup, he advises leadership teams, boards of directors and founders on trends, innovation and strategies for growth and value creation. He is particularly focused on exponential organizations, start-up innovation and the application of accelerating technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Mix Reality and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Committed to improving people’s lives, he embraces innovation accelerators to help organizations and societies unlock their digital transformation.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to help Stratis Group to set itself as the premier enterprise blockchain as a service provider. At EscalateGroup we are convinced that the Exponential Organization framework will set the right foundations to enable Stratis accelerated growth. We are committed to making blockchain easy and for that, we have formed a very international group of business experts to drive this endeavour”

Mahesh Chand: Board Advisor on Microsoft Developers Outreach
Mahesh is the CEO of Mindcracker Inc., a Philadelphia based Web and Mobile App development company. He is a Director Board Member and Advisory Board Member in different startups and technology companies. His experience includes Software Solutions Architect, Technical Author, 12-time Microsoft MVP and Founder of C# Corner, the most popular online communities for Microsoft developers and programmers. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mahesh has written half a dozen books with publishers including Addison-Wesley and Apress.

According to Chris Trew, CEO and Founder of Stratis Group Ltd.:
Our new appointments to the Stratis Board of Advisors, will undoubtedly rise our profile as an organization, while bringing into it the best corporate practices and an impressive network of experts and business contacts that will make Stratis exponential growth in the short term a reality. We are truly excited and humbled to have such high profile professionals interested in our technology and organization and look forward to work together with them to maximize results and create a solid, long lasting organization.

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